Week in Review

Week 43 in Review: Environmental excellence in Haradh, Aramco Team Series moves to New York, and another stop on our Hydrocarbon Journey series.

Haradh Gas Plant earns international accolades for environmental excellence from the Gas Processing Association.

Week 43 in Review: Environmental excellence in Haradh, Aramco Team Series moves to New York, and another stop on our Hydrocarbon Journey series.

Here are some of the top stories over the past week.


Company wins environmental award

The Haradh Gas Plant (HdGP) is an embodiment of the company’s commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability. On its 100th anniversary, the U.S.-based Gas Processing Association (GPA) Midstream recognized HdGP with the prestigious environmental excellence award during its annual convention held on Sept. 26 in San Antonio, Texas.


We are proud of being selected for this prestigious environmental excellence award from such a reputable organization that has been serving the energy industry since 1921. This award reinforces Aramco’s commitment to manage its environmental footprint associated with its operations.
— Wail A. Al-Jaafari, Aramco’s Southern Area Gas Operations executive director



Aramco hydrocarbon journey: Stabilization

At Abqaiq, people, technology, and a history going back to 1947, fuse together to shape a thoroughly modern stabilization heartland. Deep industrial roots have seeded a thinking operational culture, and high on the precinct’s thoughtful list are actions toward an even lighter environmental footprint.


In the latest stop on Aramco’s Hydrocarbon Journey, Aramco Life looks at the role Stabilization plays in mitigating environmental impacts.


What is stabilization?
Stabilization separates more gases from treated crude, allowing for safe handling and shipping, as well as preparing oil to meet specified customer requirements.


Aramco Team Series moves to New York

Women’s golf took center stage last week as the newest tournament format kicked off in the U.S. with the Aramco Team Series (ATS)-NY, Oct. 14-16, on Long Island.


The event, which included games in London and Spain earlier this year, concludes next month in Jiddah. Associated sideline activities will be hosted to highlight Saudi Arabia’s diversity, culture, and heritage.


Jessica Korda’s team, with Ladies European Tour (LET) players Karolin Lampert and Lina Boqvist and amateur player Alexandra O’Laughlin, won the team event, while British golfer Charley Hull won the individual prize.


Motiva team visits Aramco facilities

Driven by the Downstream Global Manufacturing Admin Area’s records in health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) and manufacturing excellence, the Affiliates Manufacturing Excellence (AME) hosted a team from Motiva’s executive management, to learn from Aramco’s safety and manufacturing excellence, as part of promoting and disseminating the downstream excellence culture. Motiva is the largest refinery in North America and a wholly owned subsidiary of Aramco. 


The program strives to establish a long-lasting partnership between Aramco’s Downstream affiliates and its operating facilities, leveraging the newly launched downstream model to create new knowledge and best practices exchange channels in the HSSE and manufacturing management fronts. The program was based on direct dialogue as well as field performance review and engagement at a number of best performing Downstream facilities.


Abdullah M. Alfaraj to represent Saudi Arabia in Davis Cup Asia tournament

Saudi Arabia’s top-ranked tennis player, Aramcon Abdullah M. Alfaraj, recently won the Torneo Tennis Planet Verano tournament in Madrid, Spain, held from Aug. 9-12. The tournament was part of a training camp in preparation for the upcoming Davis Cup Asia team tournament, to be held in Bahrain from Oct. 18-24. 


The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis, it is often described as the “World Cup of Tennis.” It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is held annually for teams from competing countries


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